"Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

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"Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby RynoRules » Sat May 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Rizz - arguably the most under appreciated, upper echelon player in the game over the last 4 to 5 years - is off to quite the slow start. Thought it would be interesting to track him in one thread as the season goes on.

Rizz is effectively one month into his season, having played 26 games and made 122 PA's. As of this morning he's sporting an ugly .213 / .295 / .370 slash line. He's also "off" relative to his career averages in a number of advanced stats:

- LD% is down 3 points to 17%
- Pull percentage is up 6%
- Opposite field percentage is down 5%
- Walk % is down nearly 7 points to 4.9%
- BABIP is down 75 points at .209

Good news is that his hard contact % is virtually the same as past years, his medium contact % is up a good bit, and his soft contact % is down significantly.

I haven't noticed anything different in his swing, but perhaps others have - note it below if you see something. Will update this periodically.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The Rizzo Thread

Postby Bull » Sat May 12, 2018 2:43 pm

This **might** have been relevant two weeks ago. But since then he’s gone on a tear.

OPS in Mar/Apr. .448
OPS in May 1.143

BABIP has gone from .172 to .286.


No need to update. Update is in: he’s fine. He’s always been fine. He will always be fine.

Also, we already have a rizzo thread.
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Postby RynoRules » Sat May 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"
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Postby weis21 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"

Bull wrote:Also, we already have a rizzo thread.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The Rizzo Thread

Postby Bull » Sat May 12, 2018 5:09 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"

More like, “great suggestion, but we fixed that problem two months ago. Pay attention in meetings. Also, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, mmmKay?”
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Re: "Finish this!" - The Rizzo Thread

Postby David » Sat May 12, 2018 5:37 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"


it's just kind of odd timing given he's been blazing hot for several games now
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